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[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Allison Posner 10Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Allison Posner, Yiddish teacher, graduate student, fellow and translator at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 10, 2012 at the YBC in Amherst, Massachusetts. She described how she was raised as the product of an interfaith marriage, followed by an early divorce, in a non-Jewish household. Her father’s family—the Jewish side of the family—celebrated and interpreted Jewish traditions through an assimilated and non-religious perspective...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; Assimilation; Yiddish revival and activism; Allison Posner; Yiddish Farm; Moyshe's Koshe Bakery; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Secular
Downloads: 11
[movies]Bertram Bandman 25Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Bertram Bandman, retired professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Allison Posner on February 25, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bertram Bandman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allison Posner, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 25, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Philippines; Shanghai; WWII
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 44
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 27
[movies]Gregory Firman 12November2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Gregory Firman is an Amherst, Massachusetts-based psychiatrist and a member of the Yiddish Book Center. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. Three of Gregâs grandparents were born in what is today the Ukraine; he believes that the fourth was born just over the border in Belarus. Greg is angry and sad that he doesnât know more about his grandparentsâ lives in Europe; he wishes that they had been more forthcoming and/or that he had interviewed them before they died...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; Assimilation; Gregory Firman; Los Angeles; Detroit; Cleveland; Rochester; I.B. Singer; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; 2010s
Downloads: 26
[movies]Agnieszka Ilwicka 12Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center Fellow, was interviewed by Karen Encarnacion on October 12, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Agnieszka Ilwicka Oral History Interview, interviewed by Karen Encarnacion, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 12, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Assimilation; Travel; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Career and Professional Life; United States; Agnieszka Ilwicka; Poland; Sholem Aleichem; 1990s; Catholic; Catholicism; Christianity; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Polish; England; United Kingdom; UK; Gdansk; Gizycko; Wroclaw; Lublin; Warszawa; Warsaw; Krakow
Downloads: 13
[movies]August Maymudes 16Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
August Maymudes was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AugustMaymudes16Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Family History and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press/Radio; Career; Professional Life; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics; Political Movements; Transmission; Children; Jewish community Assimilation; Travel; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Freiheit; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Yablan Foundation; Korean War; Communism; Communist party; WWII; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 8
[movies]Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business
Downloads: 34
[movies]Sandra Rubin 1Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sandra Rubin, retired nonprofit administrator, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on February 1, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sandra Rubin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 1, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish learning; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Jewish community; Assimilation; Passaic; New Jersey; Jerusalem; Chaim Grade; Avram Reiman; Teddy Kollek; Leonard Bernstein; Leon Botstein; Zubin Mehta; Marty Peretz; Jerusalem Foundation; Kindervelt; Unser; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Farband; Zionist Labor Organization
[movies]Dorothy Goldstone 10Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Dorothy Goldstone, a writer and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on October 10, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dorothy Goldstone Oral History Interview, interviewed by Bina Addes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Theater; Dance; Klezmer; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Assimilation; New York; New York City; NYC; Northampton MA; Massachusetts; Professor Yerushalmi; Prof. Yerushalmi; Harvard University; 1960s; Civil Rights; Jewish Renewal; Congregation B'nai Israel; Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation; Dorothy Goldstone
[movies]David Berg 20August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation
Downloads: 10
[movies]Robert A. Potash 13January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Robert A. Potash, historian, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on January 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in a secular Jewish home. His father was a Zionist activist and often gave speeches in Yiddish for Jewish causes. Robert went on to attend Harvard College and later Harvard Graduate School, where he was awarded a doctorate in History...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Zionism; Ladino; Robert Potash; Roxbury; Boston; Ann Arbor MI; Okinawa; Mexico; Argentina; Harvard University; Boston Latin School; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Secular; Avukah
Downloads: 22
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
Keywords: Murray Lubin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Urban; Other Jewish languages; Assimilation; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Roots/heritage; Rozwadow; Poland; Russia; 1917 Revolution; Williamsburg; Lower East Side; 1948; rock candy; Bialystoker Synagogue; Chasidic; Yeshiva; Americanized; Brooklyn Technical High School; Forverts; print; type; linotype; union; typesetting; hot type; cold type
Downloads: 55
[movies]Marvin Zuckerman 17Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 17, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Zuckerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Pacific Palisades, California, January 17, 2013...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Love/Relationships; Marvin Zuckerman; Warsaw; Poland; New York City; Los Angeles; California; Sholem Aleichem; I.L. Peretz; Yiddish Culture Club; Bund; Socialism; Labor Movements; Gidget; I.B. Singer; Doikayt; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Sidor Belarsky; Max Weinreich; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Uriel Weinreich
Downloads: 19
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Gunther Rice 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Gunther Rice, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2012 in Glencoe, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gunther Rice Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, IL, December 13, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Latin America; Love/Relationships; Gunther Rice; Hamburg; Germany; German; Natan Fruchter; 1930s; Lwow; Poland; Kindertransport; Cardiff; Wales; London; England; Argentina; Letter Writing; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 27
[movies]Arturo Kerbel-Shein 16August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Klezmer; Books; Holocaust; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Arturo Kerbel-Shein; Mexico City; Mexico; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yidishism; Yiddishism; Yiddish activism; Centro Deportivo; Sports Center; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Integration
Downloads: 28
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 38
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 64
[movies]Jean Baumgarten 2December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Alsace; Paris; France; Medem Library; Bodleian Library; Oxford University; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Alexander Jansky; Leon Poliakov; Jacob Mazor; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 98
[movies]Jeffrey Veidlinger 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Veidlinger's interview begins with a detailed description of his family's background, beginning with his paternal heritage in Hungary and then moving on to his maternal heritage which is grounded in Canada, though it reaches back to Poland. Growing up, Veidlinger explains, his home felt very Jewish...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Youth group; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Ukraine; Jewish History; Jeffrey Veidlinger; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 68
[movies]Emile Karafiol 14December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Emile Karafiol, attorney, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Emile Karafiol Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/EmileKarafiol14december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Western Europe; Canada; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; World War Two; Emile Karafiol; Chicago; Warsaw; Poland; Paris; Lisbon; Lisboa; France; Portugal; Bund; Yiddishism; Montreal; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Chaim Grade; I.B. Singer; Warsaw Cemetery Project; Spertus Museum
Downloads: 24
[movies]Fred Irving 16February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Advice; Religion and ritual; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Assimilation; Soviet Union; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish community; Travel; Fred Irving; Air Force; Prisoner of War; Military; General Patton; Army; 1940s; Unitarianism; Brown University; Providence RI; Rhode Island; Tuskegee Airmen; Navigator; British; German; Nuremberg; Bar Mitzvah; Jamaica; Hungary; Germany; Iceland; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 53
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 181
[movies]Shulamis Levin Friedman 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Shulamis Levin Friedman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. This interview is in Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Shulamis Levin Friedman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boca Raton, Florida, March 12, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Assimilation; Shulamis Levin Friedman; King's Point; Long Island; New York; Veltlekh; Secular; Translation; Leyenkrayz
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[movies]Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Western Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation; Travel; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; ultramarathon; runner; running; technology; England; Cambridge
Downloads: 71
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 49
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Mark Louden 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Mark Louden, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was interviewed by Allie Brudner on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Louden is one of a small number of non-Jewish Yiddish experts. Louden grew up in Oakland, California, and was exposed to Jewish culture and Yiddish through friends’ families and his parents’ friends...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Latin America; Transmission; Assimilation; Purim; Sukkos; Sukkot; Yiddish Book Center; Music; Klezmer; Rural; Mark Louden; California; Madison WI; University of Wisconsin Madison; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Chassidic; Hasidic; Itzik Gottesman; Texas; German; Oakland CA; Cornell University; Pennsylvania Dutch; Henry Sapoznik; University of Texas; Haredim; Milwaukee; Golda Meir; Manitowoc WI; KlezKamp
Downloads: 47
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
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[movies]Helen Kurzban 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helen Kurzban, a former teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, was interviewed on March 12, 2013 by Mark Gerstein in Boca Raton, Florida. Helen shared memories of her parents’ immigration to the United States. Helen’s parents both came from Brest-Litovsk in Russia. Helen’s grandfather immigrated first to the U.S. and it was not until 1920 that he was able to bring the rest of his immediate family over to the U.S...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Helen Kurzban; Sholem Aleichem; International Workers Order; IWO; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990; 2000s
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[movies]Joseph Heller 24July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Joseph Heller, summer 2013 Steiner student, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on July 24, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joseph Heller Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 24, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Klezmer; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Joseph Heller; Los Angeles; New York; Santa Monica; An-Sky; Yiddish Book Center; Middlebury College; Vermont; Chabad; Hillel1940's; 1950's; 1944; 1930's; 1990's; 2000's; LGBT rights movement; Hasidism; reform
[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 141
[movies]Leo Melamed 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Leo Melamed, child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Glencoe, Illinois on December 13, 2012. This interview contains some Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Melamed Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, Illinois, December 13,...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Leo Melamed; Bialystok; Poland; Russia; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Chicago; Groser Shul; Bund; Capitalism; Leninism; Socialism; Yidishism; Antizionism; Chicago Market Exchange; Dina Halpern; Avrom Sutzkever; Vladka Meed; Benjamin Meed; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish culture; Yiddish; ybc; National Yiddish Book Center
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[movies]Arthur Klein 12October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Arthur Klein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arthur Klein’s interview paints a vivid picture of early twentieth century life in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Arthur provides meticulous details about his childhood in Brownsville. He describes his grandparents as Jews from Russian who often spoke English, but occasionally slipped into Yiddish...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Brownsville; Brooklyn; Florida; Japan; Italy; Asia; South Pacific; pearl Harbor; Tokyo Harbor; Naples; Roosevelt; Young at Heart Chorus; Depression; WWII; orthodox; Reform; Stickball; Catskills; Murder Inc; mafia; beauty school; Coney Island; Hair dresser; beauty salon; Navy; Arthur Klein; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 47
[movies]Hilary Salk 10October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hilary Salk was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on October 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Hilary was born in 1942, just days after her maternal grandfather died. Because her father Aaron Peter Ross, a career army man, was stationed in the South when Hilaryâs mother, Ruth Berger Ross, was pregnant, they decided she would return to her family in Pawtucket, Rhode Island so that Ruth's two sisters, Edith and Sylvia, and mother could provide support for Ruth and Hilary...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish learning; Holocaust; World War Two; Feminism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Career and Professional Life; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Love/Relationships; Jewish Identity; Education; Religion and ritual; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Theater; Hilary Salk; Pawtucket RI; Rhode Island; Providence RI; Oberammergau Germany; Germany; Augusta GA; Bedford MA; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Boston Association of Childbirth Education; Boston Women's Health Book Collective; Workmen's Circle; Jewish Ethical Society; Brown University; Brown Hillel Friday School; 1950s; 1970s; Citizen's Party; Reform; Orthodox
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[movies]Linda Gritz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; New York City; Boston; Somerville; MA; Chana Mlotek; Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle); Kinderring summer camp; Kinderland; Yidish-vokh; Klezkamp; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 90
[movies]Stan Edelson 12November2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Artist Stan Edelson was interviewed by Jessica Parker at the Yiddish Book Center on November 12, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Stan Edelson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, MA, November 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/StanEdelson12november2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Visual Arts; Theater; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Urban; Travel; Assimilation; Stan Edelson; New York City; NYC; Lower East Side; Bronx; Boston; Toronto; Israel; Mexico; Seinfeld; Paul Muni; Milton Berle; Michael Gold; Jews without Money; Art Students League School; Educational Alliance; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Civil Rights Movement; Artist Collectives; Orthodox; Secular; Comedy; Comedians; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 60
[movies]Chana Gonshor 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Chana Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two surviving gradu...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Yiddish Book Centehood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Tsisho; Yosl Mlotek; Medem Sanatorium; Bund; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Warsaw; Montreal; Canada; Halifax
Downloads: 67
[movies]Miriam Udel 16December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Miriam Udel was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Udel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 16, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Music; song; singing; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Eastern Europe; America; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; RAVSAK:The Jewish Community Day School Network; Boro Park; Williamsburg; New York; Baltimore; Maryland; Atlanta; Georgia; Western Massachusetts; New York City; Miami; Florida; Ruth Wisse; Dan Miron; Sheva Zucker; Kalman Weiser; Naftali Ejdelman; Manger; Esther Kreitman; Yiddish Farm; Harvard
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[movies]Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 39
[movies]Paul Buhle 22March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Buhle was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 22, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Buhle Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 22, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBuhle22march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Paul Buhle; Comics; Oral History; Aaron Lansky; Champaign Urbana IL; Illinois; Wisconsin; Madison; New York City; NYC; Bronx; Miami Beach; Boston; Somerville MA; Providence RI; Brown University; Students for a Democratic Society; Oral History of the American Left (NYU); 1960s; 1970s; Labor Movements; Civil Rights; Communism; Socialism; Marxism; Republican Party; Atheism; Continuity; Maurice Kish; Baruch Rivkin; Harvey Pekar
Downloads: 44
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational, cultural, social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Press; Radio; Poetry; Ethnography; Jewish professions; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Jewish International Aid Society; JIAS; Montreal Jewish Public Library; JPL; Jewish Public Library; BPJPL; Park Avenue; Montreal; Laurier & Park; Parc Laurier; Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier; Płoskirów; Khmelnytskyi; Ukraine; Côte Saint-Luc; Le Chamulet Lavalle; Snowden; Irving Layton; Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; A.M. Klein; Samuel Bronfman; Sholom Schwartzbard; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Symon Petliura; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish Colonization Organization; JCO; Talmud Torah Day School; George Williams College; McGill University; Congregation Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob; The Chevra; B'nai Yacob; Nusach Ha'ari; Ahavath Shalom; Jewish Daily Forward; Kanader Odler; Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society; JAIAS; Seagram's Distillery; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO; Freemasons; Freemasonry; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Orthodoxy; Hasidism; Chasidism; Humanistic; Yiddishkeit; Conservative; Reform; Kibbutz
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